Greenwood Aikido – Family Martial Arts In Temecula
Aikido is a peaceful Japanese martial art based on the combat arts of the Samurai. In Aikido you learn to blend with an opponent’s force in order to bring them under control. We learn ways to overcome the opponent’s strength with natural movement, and by studying the subtleties of leverage, balance and posture. People who practice Aikido develop very strong self-defense skills. The physical and mental aspects of practice also lead to greater personal refinement. The positive effect of Aikido on everyday life is most the important part of training.
Aikido is a powerful martial art with a peaceful state of mind. Through Aikido we can…
- Manage everyday conflicts calmly & confidently
- Develop a strong physical and mental center
- Deal positively with other people
- Build strength and stamina
- Develop personal skills & power
- Enjoy a natural, harmonious, family atmosphere
Our method of practice is a highly integrated approach that includes an understanding of many different martial arts as they relate to Aikido practice.
“In judo there are throws, karate involves kicking and punching and in iaido we cut with sword. All of these are contained in Aikido. The essence of all Japanese martial arts is contained in the movements of Aikido. The difference is that in Aikido there is no winner and there is no loser. We come to understood through Aikido what it means to win and lose. But in fact, there are no winners or losers. This is how the world should look, this is what Aikido can teach people.” ~Shoji Nishio, Shihan
Aikido is for people who want to create a better life for themselves and a better world for everyone. Aikido is an enjoyable and non-competitive practice for the body and an enlightening experience for the mind.